Gamification In Education

Gamification in education is an approach to motivate students to learn using the aid of video game design, graphics, and game elements in a leaning environment. App developers and educationalist aim to put together educational material that will provide an enjoyable and engaging learning platform. Instead of keeping studying a mundane activity, they plan to help kids learn with tools that make the learning process fun, interesting, and innovative.

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Definition

It has been formally defined as, *gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage and motivate your users*’. *

Key Elements

The key elements of gamifiying the education process is to engage students, stimulate interests, improve information retention, and maintaining a positive attitude towards education. With the worldview shifting towards an education system that allows for a free flowing communication that encourages feedback and reinforcement – learning solutions are being made to provide for a highly interactive interface that allows for a disciplined and encouraging platform, which provides fun and effective learning solutions.

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Benefits

Students and teachers alike have seen many benefits of gamification, which have proven to show great benefits in the learning experience of a student. These include:

  • Instant Feedback
  • Builds & Improves Engagement
  • Boosts Productivity
  • Increases Retention of Information
  • Fun & Interactive Learning Interface

A successful gamification-learning platform is able to capture a learners attention, challenges their learning capabilities, engages and entertains them at the same time, and imparts the required knowledge understand the proposed concepts.

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